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George R.R. Martin (left), the author of the books which inspired HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones,’ is interviewed by Eve L. Ewing (right), a University of Chicago professor.

George R. R. Martin gives candid look at what informs his craft during Chicago Humanities Festival

Sam Rahman, Contributing Writer October 13, 2019

The stage was dark and quiet as both dry ice fog and the iconic “Game of Thrones” opening credits song slowly worked themselves up from a slow churn to powerful waves of nostalgia. The music coming...

Emmys Recap: ‘Fleabag,’ ‘SNL,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ win big

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor September 23, 2019

The 71st Emmys took place Sunday night as the biggest and brightest stars pulled up to the purple carpet to celebrate television and all it has to offer. This year's ceremony saw a mix of awards given...

Fandoms: the good, bad of today's hyper-engaged audiences

Fandoms: the good, bad of today’s hyper-engaged audiences

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer May 28, 2019

Has “fan” become a dirty word? Once a marker of one’s passion for a film, tv show or franchise; now, an excuse to whine, demand and pester the world’s top creators. The rise of Internet culture...

What's Fresh on HBO: Series Finale Edition

What’s Fresh on HBO: Series Finale Edition

Benjamin Conboy and Doug Klain, Editor-in-Chief and Opinions Editor May 20, 2019

"Veep" "Veep," the highly decorated political satire, has finally come to an end. And in line with its trademark cynicism, it ended on a dark note. The final season chronicles Selina Meyer, played...

Jaime Lannister returns to Winterfell.

‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’ reminds GoT fans why they love watching

Doug Klain, Opinions Editor April 22, 2019

This week, “Game of Thrones” reminded fans exactly what made it one of the most successful shows in the world by taking characters they’ve spent a decade with and throwing them all under one roof—and...

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“Game of Thrones”: 5 must-see episodes

Kevin Donahue, Contributing Writer April 8, 2019

To watch every episode of Game of Thrones would take 2 days, 15 hours and 30 minutes. That is over 63 hours of one of the most talked-about shows ever. However, many people may be out of the loop come...

Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage. photo: Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO

‘Game of Thrones’ Recap: Who run the world?

Ben Gartland June 27, 2016

Winter is here. It arrived in full force during the packed Game of Thrones Season 6 finale "Winds of Winter," and the landscape of the show has seismically changed. Bells did not ring in Kings'...

Sophie Turner, Kit Harington. photo: Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO

Game of Thrones: Dog Days of Winterfell

Ben Gartland June 20, 2016

It was a night of jubilation in Sunday night's Game of Thrones episode 'Battle of Bastards.' While there is always the moral grey area of watching a character brutally die, the case of Ramsay Bolton...

'Game of Thrones' recap: Where my dogs at?

‘Game of Thrones’ recap: Where my dogs at?

Erin Yarnall June 6, 2016

I’m pretty sure all “Game of Thrones” fans were on the same page when they assumed HBO accidentally started playing a random movie instead of last night’s episode, “The Broken Man.” The...

'Game of Thrones' recap: Coldhands

‘Game of Thrones’ recap: Coldhands

Erin Yarnall May 30, 2016

“Game of Thrones” fans were still recovering from the deep wound left by last week’s episode (I will never hear ‘hold the door’ without being heartbroken again), only to have to endure not...

'Game of Thrones' recap: Hold the door

‘Game of Thrones’ recap: Hold the door

Ben Savage May 23, 2016

Hold the door. You can’t laugh anymore. Hodor, a character that seemed to be literally created as an extra body, has now ascended into the realm of tragedy and incredible storytelling. Episode...

'Game of Thrones' recap: Reunited and it feels so good

‘Game of Thrones’ recap: Reunited and it feels so good

Kirsten Onsgard May 15, 2016

It's about time we got some good news for some down and nearly out characters on "Game of Thrones." First, the long awaited Stark reunion. For a season fraught with waiting and long journeys,...

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